Culture & Sustainability


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Certificate programme

In the certificate programme, you take modules worth at least 15 credit points, you are enrolled as a student at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, you have access to all the university's resources, you take examinations and you receive the university certificate "PS Individuale" as your degree.

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You complete the module studies with an examination and receive the specified credit points. These can be credited towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree. The modular study programme is interesting for you if you only want to book a single module. At the end, you will receive a certificate with a detailed list of your achievements.

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Module participation

Participation in the module takes place WITHOUT an examination. You do not receive any credit points. Credit points are important if you want to have them credited towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the module.

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Courses of this module
F13 Culture & Sustainability
Product information "Culture & Sustainability"

In this module, you will learn about the various forms of sustainable cultural management at an economic, social and ecological level, and develop techniques for implementing these models within cultural organisations and projects.

Course content

  • Environmental and social sustainability as well as the political framework for sustainability
  • Concepts of Culture and sustainable development
  • Possible roles of culture and the cultural sector in sustainable development

This module was developed and designed in close cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

Course structure:

The module lasts 6 weeks and is divided into 3-4 phases. During each phase, you can decide when to prepare and review the content by working through the course material and tasks. There is usually one webinar in each phase, scheduled according to the students' time zones. These are the only fixed dates. Since the course is revised before it begins, the exact dates cannot be communicated beforehand. We calculate a weekly workload of 21 hours. Of course, this may vary depending on personal circumstances. The portfolio exam must be handed in at the end of the course.

is restricted access: Yes
Requirements - university entrance qualification: Required
Requirements - one year of work experience: Not required
Requirements Language: English: TOEFL Internet (92 points); IELTS (Acad. Level 6.5 points); CAE/CPE (Level C1, Grade B); TOEIC (720 points listening/reading, 310 points speaking/writing); if necessary, individual examination.
Requirements Expertise: None
Topic: Business Administration & Economics, Culture, Management & Leadership
Format of course: Online
Level: Master
Course language: English
Study programme
Arts & Cultural Management Go to study program website
Number of credit points / ECTS: 5
Workload Contact time (in hours): 25
Workload self-study time (in hours): 100
Examination: In-class examination
Exam format: Portfolio
Further exam format: No further Exam

Learning outcomes and competencies

  • Know and understand key ideas of sustainability, the accompanying discourse and the political regime around sustainability
  • Understand possible roles of culture and the cultural sector in the sustainability discourse and practice
  • Be able to build an argument for making cultural productions and practice more environmentally and socially sound
  • Get to know dimensions and practical advice on how to develop cultural projects as well as everyday routines in the cultural sector towards more environmental and social sustainability
  • Develop a strategy for more environmental and social sustainability for an existing or planned project

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